Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2019

 

by cheri sabraw

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day.

On a day like today, only the victims of Nazi atrocities should be in our minds and hearts.

Any other tangential political topic must be avoided lest we become distracted from the barbaric acts of hatred and torture that occurred not so long ago in countries that counted themselves as civilized but in actuality were not.

There is no positive spin to be put on the events that transpired in Germany in the 1940’s and continued throughout most of the European mainland from Austria to Poland, from Belgium to France, from Czechoslovakia to Lithuania, and so on.

All we can do is educate the young about what took place over seventy years ago for “whoever listens to a witness, becomes a witness.” (From the website of Yad Vashem.)

I’d like to think this song by Rachelle Shubert honors those stars whose lights were snuffed out.

 

 

 

 

About Cheri

Writer, artist, cable television host, grandmother to four!
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5 Responses to Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2019

  1. shoreacres says:

    The song’s beautiful, and the quotation is true. Thank you.

  2. wkkortas says:

    Amen. If we do not remember, we are fated to repeat.

  3. Lue Perrine says:

    Whew, a complete nightmare!
    May those who lost their dear ones be comforted this day by all our prayers and by our loving God.
    Miss you Cheri.
    Hope all is well! 🤗

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